Climate Change and Biodiversity: Opportunities and Risks

Bonn (IPBES News) – “Certain kinds of responses to global climate change pose serious risks to biodiversity and ecosystem services, which is why decision-makers need the best-available science when setting policy and allocating resources.” This was the keynote message on Tuesday from Prof. Guy Midgley, an expert on global change biology from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), addressing representatives of more than 100 Governments at the fifth annual Plenary session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in Bonn, Germany.

Conservationist Jane Goodall says ‘more humane ways’ than 1080 to deal with invasive species

There are more humane ways of dealing with «invasive species» than 1080, world renowned conservationist Dr Jane Goodall says.

Goodall, DBE, and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, is on a speaking tour of New Zealand until May 31, talking about ways in which «we can heal the harm we’ve inflicted on planet earth».

She was filmed on children’s television show Fanimals in Christchurch on Tuesday encouraging Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te whānau tahi pupils to help the world «give nature a chance».

Julia Carabias:
“El desarrollo es ambiental o no lo es”

El neerlandés Paul Crutzen, Premio Nobel de Química, ha propuesto el término “Antropoceno” como una nueva era geológica dominada por la humanidad de muchas maneras. La influencia del comportamiento humano sobre la Tierra en los últimos cien años es tan significativa que ha alertado a organizaciones y gobiernos para tomar medidas a nivel global.